Dan[iel H. Muir]
Martinez Jan. 13, 1891.
Dear brother Dan.
Break it Break it – your silence I mean, you dumb sinner. You are busy you say I know you are but neither your patients, nor church nor state, man or beast, will suffer to any great extent should you take the time to write me a letter once a year. I wish you & your family a Happy New Year, & trust that as soon as you receive this greeting you will seize your pen & say “The same to your & yours”, however many of your patients may
be suffering from gout, toothache rheumatism spinal meningitis etc & calling for the doctor. I have not had a line from you lo these many years, not even on business. Let me know how our account stands. John Reid has been trying to borrow two or three thousand dollars more this year to pay on that unlucky land of his & Sarah’s, & some others of the family are I fear in need of assistance also. I suppose you have heard of the death of Dr Strentzel my fatherinlaw. I have now to manage two large ranches, besides settling the estate as administrator & silence. Ever cordially your brother John Muir
[in margin: doing some literary work & therefore am s[illegible]ly busy. Now break that]
1891 Jan 13
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Muir, John, "Letter from John Muir to Dan[iel H. Muir], 1891 Jan 13." (1891). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 49.
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